MOTLEY CRUE’S TOMMY LEE DOESN’T AGREE WITH FANS PAYING FOR BAND MEET-AND-GREETS
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is refusing to take part in meet-and-greet sessions on the band’s current tour because he says he doesn’t agree with fans paying $899 for the band’s Kickstart My Heart ticket package.
Lee says, “For those of you that are asking why I am not doing any more meet-and-greets – it’s got nothing to do with me not wanting to meet the fans. I just don’t agree with doing it under the given circumstances. I love you all and I’ll gladly high-five y’all if I see you – and you won’t have to pay me for that.”
Last year Lee released a furious statement slamming fan who tried to take photos in private circumstances, stating, “You wouldn’t want a handshake standing at the pisser in the bathroom next to me, would you? Or when you’re eating a quiet meal with your family, some rude jackass comes up and asks for a picture. Just take a second and think: is this cool?”
He later revealed the outburst came after someone attempted to snap a picture while he was collecting the ashes of his recently-departed mother.
Its like saying the rich fans are the only ones worth meeting… I commend tommy on NOT taking part in this dash for cash.. But honestly.. If any of em had any REAL respect or love for the people who have made them so well off.. theyd refuse to perform at these prices
I have been a Motley Crue diehard since 1983 when I was in the 5th grade! I am now 40 and clean and sober and working inthe music industry, I’ve always wanted to meet my idols (Tommy, Nikki, MIch and Vince) so for me, the price is no object but with that being said, it bums me out to know that I probably wont get to meet the one guy out of the band I have always liked the most. I get it, if I were in his shoes maybe I would feel the same way. We all jump the gun and want to judge these people who have lived their life in the public eye, but we fail to realize that they are costantly under pressure to meet, sign, high five, and take pictures with whoever see’s them on the street. So in conclusion, I will be paying $4,000 to meet them and if that money goes to their retirement fund then I will sleep better knowing I did my part!
If Tommy feels that way, he should do the meet & greet and repay a portion of the VIP cost to the one’s that purchased the VIP tickets.
I could afford the 1000 dollars but I paid 230 for a ticket to go see them and more on merchandise.I have meet other rock bands here and there like Great White, Cinderella, even guitarist of Def Lepard and no one charge me for anything.They seemed genuine and happy to meet and talk and sign stuff.Granted these bands are not as big as Motley is but they were all pretty big at one time or another and do not require high prices to meet or perform.I do not mind paying for higher ticket prices for the shows ,and merchandise but I would rather spend my thousand somewhere else like towards a new car or to feed my kids.